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PlantFiles: Parodia
Parodia roseolutea

Family: Cactaceae (kak-TAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Parodia (par-ROH-dee-uh) (Info)
Species: roseolutea (roh-see-oh-LOO-tee-uh) (Info)

Synonym:Notocactus roseoluteus

One member has or wants this plant for trade.

Cactus and Succulents

under 6 in. (15 cm)
6-12 in. (15-30 cm)

9-12 in. (22-30 cm)
12-15 in. (30-38 cm)

USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)
USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)
USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)

Sun Exposure:
Sun to Partial Shade
Light Shade

Plant has spines or sharp edges; use extreme caution when handling

Bloom Color:
Scarlet (Dark Red)
Pale Yellow
Bright Yellow

Bloom Time:
Mid Spring
Late Spring/Early Summer

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Other details:
Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater
Suitable for growing in containers

Soil pH requirements:
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)
7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:

Propagation Methods:
From seed; direct sow after last frost

Seed Collecting:
Allow unblemished fruit to ripen; clean and dry seeds
Unblemished fruit must be significantly overripe before harvesting seed; clean and dry seeds

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Gardeners' Notes:

Positive franj On Jun 5, 2006, franj from Tucson, AZ wrote:

I received this plant from Antoinette from California in June. It was allready in flower. The blooms are 3 inches across and absolutely stunning. Once the plant finshes blooming I will upload a picture of the body of the plant. It's about 5 inches around and magnificently spined.


This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Chandler, Arizona
Goodyear, Arizona
Phoenix, Arizona
Tucson, Arizona
Ramona, California
Reseda, California
Fort Walton Beach, Florida
Elephant Butte, New Mexico

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